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Extension on Indian Visa Due to COVID - 19

Vide MHA O.M. No. 25022/24/2020-F.V/F.I Dated 05.05.2020.

Regular Visa, e Visa or stay stipulation, of such foreign nationals whose visas have expired or would be expiring during the period from 01.02.2020 (Midnight) till the date on which prohibition on international air travel of passengers from India is lifted by the Government of India, would be extended on 'GRATIS' basis on submission of online application by the foreigners. Apply India visa extension

Sample of Indian Visa Extension:

efrro indian visa extension, extension on indian visa due to COVID

Such extensions would be granted for a period up to 30 days from the date of lifting of prohibition on international air travel of passengers from India without levy of overstay penalty. Exit to such foreign nationals, if so requested by them, will also be granted on the same lines.

Visas of all foreign nationals already in India remain valid. In the backdrop of the outbreak of COVID-19, no foreigners are allowed to visit the FRRO Office for OCI/Registrations and other Visa related services without prior appointment till further orders. Please do the extension process visa website and mobile application. 

How to Extend India Visa in India?

All foreign visitors can extend their visas through the FRRO/FRO India visa extension services website / Mobile app. It is a completely online process and you don’t need to visit FRRO/FRO office unless you get a call from FRRO/FRO for some specific reason.

  • Apply through FRRO/FRO India visa extension online application. No need to make an appointment to visit the FRRO/FRO office. You will be called only in specific situations.
  • The focus of the e-FRRO/FRO application to create a platform for foreign visitors related to visa services.
  • The objective is to provide user-friendly, paperless, cashless services and saving your precious time.
  • By using this application foreign nationals are able to create their own User-ID by registering themselves. Using their own User-ID, they can apply for e Visa and related services such as registration, visa extension India, exit permit, and visa conversion effectively.
  • All the documents such as visa documents, registration permits, visa permits, India visa extension, visa conversion, etc, will be sent on registered email and by post on the registered address mentioned on documents.
  • It is not mandatory for foreign nationals to visit FRRO/FRO offices. In case of specific conditions, they will be notified to visit the FRRO/FRO office.
  • For further information, foreign nationals can visit the FRRO/FRO office.

Document Required to Extension for Visa:

To extension an Indian visa, You need to upload the required document. Please read the instructions carefully.

The applicant needs to upload following documents... 

1. Copy of Passport:

You have to upload a color scanned copy of the first biography page of the passport, which will contain all the personal details and photos of the applicant. The scanned copy should not be blurred. 

  • It should be in PDF, JPG format.
  • The size of the PDF should not exceed 1 MB.

2. Copy of Latest Indian visa:

Your visa copy should be clear with all details. It should be in PDF format. The maximum size of the PDF should be 1 MB.

3. Recent Photograph of Applicant:

  • The photo should not be edited or modified by Photoshop or any other Software/ Mobile App otherwise they will reject your request.
  • The photo should be in PDF, JPG Format 
  • Photo size should not exceed 1 MB
  • A photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open
  • Center head within frame and present full head from the top of hair to bottom of chin
  • The background should be plain light-colored or white background
  • No shadows on the face or on the background
  • Bring the same photo along with the application form.
  • Upload Photo in passport size (3.5 x 3.5 cm or 3.5 x 4.5 cm)

4. Proof of Residence in India

All these proofs of residence can work. You can upload any of the following: 

  • Utility bill
  • Rent agreement
  • Bank statement
  • Form C, if you are staying in a hotel or Airbnb

Note: Residence proof i.e. updated form 'c' generated by hotel/ lodge or registered / notarized lease deed or utility bill copy along with copy of photo-id of landlord with declaration

In case happens to you, you would need to “Re-upload Missing and Additional Documents”. Check here Additional documents required for visa extension


Extension Fee:

To complete the process of your online India visa extension, you may be required to pay visa extension fees. The Indian government extension visa fee is usually dependent on the country and type of extension-visa. You can pay with a credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa or UnionPay).

  • The foreigner would be intimated to deposit the requisite fee, if any, for the service.
  • The fee has to be deposited online through the Bank Payment gateway available on the portal.
  • The amount of fee would be intimated through email/SMS/portal alerts.

There are:

  • Service Fee
  • Government Fee

The Government could apply an additional penalty in case of longer stay than authorised or not returning to their / third country. The penalty will be calculated after submission of application.

The penalty fee will need to be paid after submission of visa extension application if any.

Important points to remember:

The visa extension/exit permit only can be granted by the Government of India at present scheme now permitted until May 17, 2020 as GRATIS EXIT.

Here are some following steps to extend India visa with FRRO/FRO India visa extension:

1. Apply Visa Extension 

You will need to visit the e-FRRO website Apply Indian visa extension

You need to select your nationality. Based on this, the FRRO will be assigned to your case.

Then select the following options

  • Visa Type: 
  • Visa Subtype:
  • Services desired: Visa Extension

All other options are self-explanatory.

frro request letter for visa extension (Indian visa extension)

2. Complete Application Form and Submit Document

Fill the captcha and click continue, once submitted you will be taken to the next page, where you will have to fill personal details like name, passport details, visa details and so on. After filling all the mandatory details you would be taken to the document submission page.

3. Receive Documents requested for your application from FRRO

After the visa extension form is successful, you may receive an email to upload more documents. In case, you need to go to the webpage that you will receive in the email. or Extension Visa Status

Additional documents required for extension

4. Receive Visa Extension / Registration Certificate / Exit Permit

visa extension granted

Or other way to extend your visa

1. If you have already registered and you have login details, Then you can do simple login with your login details.

Indian frro login


2. If you have not yet registered. First, you have to register with e-FRRO. for the register you have to fill some personal details. Valid Email ID and Mobile Number are mandatorily required for obtaining the One Time Password (OTP). After filling all the details, you will click on the submit button.

Indian frro registration


3. You will receive an OTP on your Email/Phone for the user activation at e-FRRO. The OTP is valid for 60 minutes only. Put the OTP and click on the submit button. you will register successfully.

Indian frro verification


Once a user-id/password is successfully created, the foreign national can submit an online application by selecting the appropriate service and uploading the requisite documents.

4. Please login your account. Then you will see the eservices page and click on "Fresh / New Online Application Submission".

Fresh new online application  submission

5. Next page, You have to fill in some information. the applicant can submit an online application easily.

  • Present Nationality
  • State
  • City / District
  • Visa Type
  • Visa Subtype

Please Choose the Services you Desired: Visa Extension

extension services and category

6. Click submit, then you will proceed to the next page. There you will have to fill a lot of personal details. After successfully completing the application, you will be taken to the document submission page.The application will be examined by the visa authorities.

Extension onine application

On checking, the necessary instructions regarding the application i.e. fee payment, improvement of selected/desired service, re-uploading of documents, etc. will be communicated to the foreigner through email / SMS alert.

In case happens to you, You will receive an email from FRRO to Re-upload document/pay/additional information you would need to submit. Check here Additional documents required for visa extension

7. In addition, the applicant can track the status of the application with the portal. For any clarification, FRRO support centers may be contacted.

8. When your visa has been granted/rejected. His/her RC/RP etc. will be sent through the email given in the visa application. Or it can also be downloaded from the portal by signing in.

9. The foreigner can approach the concerned Civil Authority i.e. FRRO/FRO office directly in case of exigency/emergency. Upon satisfaction of the case, the services can also be granted directly at the FRRO/FRO level. Make sure that services granted are electronic and not manual. You may face hurdles at the Immigration Check Posts in case of manual services.

Applicants are Advised to Apply at Least 2 Weeks in Advance

Note:- As these rules may change at short notice, this information should be used as a guideline only. Passengers should refer to the latest information published by the government of their destination or home country.

Extension of Visa after May 17, 2020 ( After GRATIS EXIT Period)

After May 17, 20202 all international travel may have to apply in a regular way ( as the GRATIS scheme ended on 17 May ) and pay requisite fees if they want to extend their stay.

All travelers who want to stay longer and are seeking an extension of visa beyond the stipulated period of May 17 will need to pay the requisite fee when they receive a message from Visa Extending Authority Government of India.

  • All applicants are advised not to submit multiple visa extension applications after a successful submission application once.
  • Submission of multiple visa extension applications may delay in review and making a decision.
  • Who has not been able to return due to suspension of International flights. Presently they have been permitted to get GRATIS EXIT till May 17, 2020.

In case e-FRRO Website and Mobile App not Working

If in any case website or mobile app not work or getting any problem other problems. May be some technical issue (as internet/system/server overload etc)

Please try  

1. Please try to again fill in the electronic form on the e-FRRO website to request the extension of my Indian e-visa.

2. Or contact the FRRO support centers, and they will help you to extend visa.

FRRO Support Centres

They may contact the nearest FRRO/FRO through the e-FRRO module for extension/ conversion etc. of their visa or grant of any consular service.

For an appointment, contact respective FRRO Support Centres as given below:

FRRO Delhi
[email protected]

FRRO Mumbai
[email protected]

FRRO Chennai
[email protected]

FRRO Bengaluru
Fax No. 080-22218196
[email protected][email protected]

FRRO Ahmedabad
[email protected]

FRRO Amritsar
[email protected]

FRRO Hyderabad
040-29880374, 040-29880375
[email protected]

FRRO Kolkata
[email protected]

FRRO Lucknow
[email protected]

FRRO Trivandrum
Fax No. 0471-2333514, 2573514
[email protected]

FRRO Kozhikode(Calicut)
[email protected]

FRRO Cochin
[email protected]


Note: To stop the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak the foreigners are only allowed to visit the FRRO Office for OCI/Registrations with prior appointment.

As these below categories visas will get extended on this scheme from the e-FRRO website or mobile.

  a. 05 years e-Tourist Visa / Indian 05 years ( 60 months ) e-TV multiples entries

  b. 01 years e-Tourist Visa / Indian 1 years ( 12 months ) e-TV multiples entries

     These limited to “Not exceed continue to stay in India for 90 days / 180 days”

  c. 30 days e-Tourist Visa / Indian One Month ( 30 Days ) e-TV double entries

     These limited to “Not exceed continue to stay in India for 30 days” 

Also Indian e-Conference Visa, Indian e-Medical Visa, Indian e-Business Visa, Indian e-Medical Attendant Visa and all type of Regular visa

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